Multiple news reports have indicated that Ford and Mercedes-Benz have recalled several vehicles over possible fire and crash risks.
Since these recalls impact vehicles that may be popular in Washington state, we decided to look deeper into these campaigns so we can better report on them.
The first announcement comes from Ford Motor Company. According to the official announcement published by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, all units of the 2010 through 2012 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured between February 26, 2009 and April 29, 2012 as well as all units of the 2010 through 2011 Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured between February 25, 2009 and December 12, 2010 fitted with 3.0L engines come with Fuel Delivery Modules that could crack, increasing the risk of a possible fuel leak.
If that’s the case and the fuel leak is exposed to an ignition source, there might be a vehicle fire that could lead to serious and even deadly injuries.
Ford has announced that all impacted vehicle owners will be contacted in December. Once you receive a letter in the mail about the recall, schedule a visit to a dealer so the FDM flanges will be replaced entirely for free.
Over 329,000 vehicles were impacted by this recall in the United States.
The recall campaign launched by Mercedes-Benz indicates that all units of the 2016 and 2017 GLE 300d 4MATIC, GLE 350, GLE 350 4MATIC, and GLE 400 4MATIC vehicles come with low beam headlights that may not be adjusted properly. If that’s the case, the vehicles may fail to comply with important safety standards, which could mean that the low-beam headlights may not be properly adjusted, causing the driver’s visibility to be reduced as a result.
If that occurs, a crash may ensue.
Consumers with the recalled vehicles will have the units inspected and the headlight corrected so that issues do not arise.
Consumers who are concerned about this recall and how it may expose them to risks should contact the manufacturer to learn more. You may follow this link to read more.